UPDATE: Travel bans begin to lift in N.J., N.Y., Conn.; Mass. set for midnight

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NOAA CLOUDS
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. EST, shows a Nor’Easter type storm system moving into coastal New England with a mixture of moderate rain showers and snowfall in its wake. This system has a cold front that extends into the Caribbean region with a line of rain showers and […]

UPDATE Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.: Massachusetts officials note a travel ban would lift at midnight Tuesday as storm moves out.

Meanwhile, in Maine, two drivers at the Kennebunk service posted to Overdrive’s Facebook page with views from the state that saw perhaps the largest portion of the storm.

Here’s Corey Kiesman and Tom Crawford Jr.‘s views from Maine:

“No trucking for me today. The place I’m going to is closed anyway.” —Corey Kiesman“No trucking for me today. The place I’m going to is closed anyway.” —Corey Kiesman “Receiver will have to wait till tomorrow for delivery.” –Tom Crawford Jr.“Receiver will have to wait till tomorrow for delivery.” –Tom Crawford Jr.

UPDATE Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Central: Travel bans formerly in place with the expectation of blizzard conditions Monday were reported lifted in parts of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut as Winter Storm Juno passed and moved North the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 27.

UPDATE late Monday afternoon, January 26: Overdrive sister magazine Truckers News reports that New York State Governor Cuomo issued a tractor-trailer ban on state highways effective the afternoon of January 26 and, according to the Syracuse.com news site, to be in effect through 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27.

New York joined Massachusetts, whose governor issued a travel ban effective at midnight Tuesday, to be lifted on a county by county basis through the day tomorrow.

Other New England states likewise followed suit:

Original dispatch follows:

The National Weather Service tweeted the above photos this morning as news reports around the nation were dominated by forecasts for what commentators are calling Winter Storm Juno, a nor’easter bearing down on New England and upper Mid-Atlantic states.

“Blizzard warnings are in effect for the coastal areas of New Jersey to Maine,” including some heavily trafficked truck routes, warned the National Weather Service. “Winter storm watches and warnings are in effect for portions of higher elevations of West Virginia and Maryland, in addition to Eastern Maryland and Delaware into Maine.”

The NWS noted a “new surface low will develop along the North Carolina / Southeast Virginia coastline” this morning and “intensify rapidly as it moves Northeastward off the Mid-Atlantic coast. From there, it will move along the Northeast coastline from Monday night and into Tuesday” bringing with it snow totals of up three feet from New York City northward, some forecasters are predicting, more or less in spots.

Travel advisories extended into “portions of the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic [region] and the Southern Appalachians in Georgia and North Carolina.”

Find weather updates at Weather.gov and Weather.com.

 

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